January 2019

US freight railroads have implemented PTC on over 80% of required miles – AAR

January 24, 2019 - 19:29
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WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -At the end of 2018, the nation’s largest freight railroads were operating positive train control (PTC) across the vast majority – 83.2 percent – of the required Class I PTC route miles nationwide according to newly released data from the Association of American Railroads. With this progress, the Class I railroads met the 2018 statutory requirements and are well on their way to meeting the final deadline for full implementation and validation, December 31, 2020.

US federal court dismisses Resolute lawsuit against Stand.earth and Greenpeace; drops racketeering claims

January 24, 2019 - 18:06
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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -A federal court in California issued a landmark decision today in a free speech case with serious implications for the future of advocacy work in the United States.

District Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California had previously dismissed the entire case and ordered the logging company to pay defendants’ legal fees in October 2017. However, Resolute Forest Products decided to file a repackaged version of the same baseless claims three weeks later. 

BIR's Global Recycling Day focuses on young people globally to recognise positive impact of event on future of planet

January 24, 2019 - 11:54
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LONDON, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -With less than two months to go until the second annual Global Recycling Day on 18th March 2019, the Global Recycling Foundation is bringing cities and organisations together from across the world to encourage everyone recognise the role we can all play in improving the circular economy.

Bobst-supplied FFG924 NT RS RapidSet flexo-folder gluer increases productivity at DS Smith's factory in Rosa, Italy

January 24, 2019 - 09:41

MEX, Switzerland , Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Prosecco. An instantly recognizable product name, associated with good times and happy memories. But the delivery of this incredibly successful sparkling wine requires high quality corrugated packaging – and that’s where DS Smith’s factory in Rosà, Northern Italy, comes in.

Switzerland's Archroma introduces new Leucophor AFCN optical brightening agent designed for food packaging and paper

January 24, 2019 - 07:21
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REINACH, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the introduction of a new optical brightening agent (OBA) specially designed for food packaging and paper, Leucophor AFCN liq. The newly launched OBA has been approved for food contact by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Switzerland's Archroma introduces new Leucophor AFCN optical brightening agent designed for food packaging and paper

January 24, 2019 - 07:21
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REINACH, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the introduction of a new optical brightening agent (OBA) specially designed for food packaging and paper, Leucophor AFCN liq. The newly launched OBA has been approved for food contact by the US Food and Drug Administration.

World Economic Forum recognizes European Commission as champion in the circular economy

January 24, 2019 - 03:52
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DAVOS, Switzerland , Jan. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Yesterday evening in Davos, the European Commission was awarded the 2019 Circular Economy prize by the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders as recognition of the work done to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy that protects the environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions while delivering opportunities for jobs, growth and investment.

Fine Hygienic Holding's Al Bardi Paper mill in Egypt receives PEF certificate by UNIDO for Product Environmental Footprint study

January 24, 2019 - 03:34
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AMMAN, Jordan , Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -The Al Bardi Paper Mill, one of Fine Hygienic Holding’s largest manufacturing plants in Egypt, was recently recognized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as the first company in the country to complete the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) study, following comprehensive study that aligned the mill’s environmental footprint with the European market standards.

Fine Hygienic Holding's Al Bardi Paper mill in Egypt receives PEF certificate by UNIDO for Product Environmental Footprint study

January 24, 2019 - 03:34
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AMMAN, Jordan , Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -The Al Bardi Paper Mill, one of Fine Hygienic Holding’s largest manufacturing plants in Egypt, was recently recognized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as the first company in the country to complete the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) study, following comprehensive study that aligned the mill’s environmental footprint with the European market standards.

Toscotec-supplied Steel Yankee Dryer starts up on PM 3 at CMPC's Papelera del Plata mill, Argentina

January 24, 2019 - 02:47
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LUCCA, ITALY, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Papelera del Plata, part of CMPC Tissue Latam group, fired up a TT SYD-12FT supplied by Toscotec. The new TT SYD is installed on PM3 at Papelera del Plata - Zarate mill in Argentina. This is a repeated order for Toscotec, who in 2010 fired up another TT SYD at CMPC Tissue’s Industria Papelera Uruguaya SA in Uruguay. These TT SYD replaced two existing Steel Yankee dryers supplied by another manufacturer.

Finland’s VTT develops new software tool for continuous monitoring of production plant's environmental loading

January 24, 2019 - 02:31
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ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -In the future, it will be possible to control a paper machine, for example, on the basis of its carbon footprint. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a software tool for on-line life cycle assessment that offers information to the operators of production equipment or an entire plant concerning the impacts of operational procedures on product-based environmental loading.

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